a hike in the foothills

The diversity of habitats within a relatively few miles is what makes travel in northern Wales so interesting.  Here are scenes from a day in the uplands of Snowdonia National Park.

foothills of Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Lakes and steep, rocky hillsides make up the landscape here.  Spring really hasn’t arrived yet.

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Looking for the Ring Ouzel, a blackbird (i.e., American Robin) relative. It did not show itself unfortunately.

foothills of Snowdonia National Park, Wales-

Stone walls even up here demarcate “pastures” for the sheep.

foothills of Snowdonia National Park, Wales

A beautiful glacial valley with a river running through it.

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Sheep farm in the glacial valley

LLanrwst tea room, Tu Hwnt Ir BontI

The best scones in North Wales can be found at picturesque Tu Hwnt Ir Bont Tearoom, in Llanrwst.

scones at Tu Hwnt Ir Bont in Llanrwst

Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam — a must.  Photo by Debbie Reynolds

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